How Do 8 Dems Announce New Gun Control Bill Without a Bill To Read?

Lake County Becomes Florida’s First ‘Second Amendment Sanctuary County’
New gun control legislation, introduced in a title-only bill, was announced by anti-gun Democrat Rep. Val Demings.

U.S.A.-(AmmoLand.com)- When eight House Democrats announced a new gun control measure called the “Protecting Our Communities Act,” as reported by The Hill, they left out one important component: the text.

AmmoLand News checked for the language in H.R. 3299 and it hadn’t been posted despite declarations from Rep. Val Demings (D-Fla.) and colleagues that the bill is;

“a package of common-sense efforts to close obvious loopholes in America’s gun laws, prevent mass shootings, and protect law enforcement officers and the public from high-powered, rapid-firing and untraceable weapons.”

That description of this legislation, which at this writing, consists of a title-only void, (presumably to be filled shortly) contains enough boilerplate hyperbole to delight any gun prohibitionist. It also demonstrates the danger of “title-only” bills. It allows sponsors to make things up essentially on the fly.

There is a benefit to reading all of the pronouncements. They allow an inside look at the mindset of anti-gunners whose interests just might collide with the Constitution.

Here are some excerpts:

Rep. Val Demings (FL-10): “I call on Congress to immediately advance and pass these common-sense reforms to stop mass shooters, slow the flow of untraceable weapons into our communities, and protect law enforcement officers. Despite the lies and screeches from the scandal-ridden NRA, the truth is that the vast majority of American agree that criminals shouldn’t be able to buy a gun or download one, that weapons which fire through police officers’ ballistic vests should be tightly and rightly controlled, and that weapon modifications that allow shooters to fire hundreds of rounds a minute simply have no place on our streets. I’m proud to join with my colleagues on this commonsense legislation. Let’s get this done and save lives.”

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18): This bill is necessary to address urgent issues such as ghost guns, individuals at extreme risk for committing gun violence, and concealable assault weapons. In addition, I intend to focus on other firearms issues, such as safe gun storage, as we in Congress take steps to pass additional gun violence prevention legislation.

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04), “Over the past two decades, gun violence tragedies have grown exponentially, devastating communities across this country, including southwest Oregon. While I’ve pushed for sensible solutions for years, Congress has failed to pass comprehensive gun violence prevention reforms to address this epidemic. It’s well-past time for Congress to finally enact common-sense solutions to close dangerous loopholes, help prevent mass shootings, and protect our families, friends, neighbors, and dedicated law enforcement officers so we can make our communities safer.”

Rep. Adriano Espaillat (NY-13): “Closing loopholes to ensure that people who should not have guns cannot get guns is common sense and will save lives. Ghost guns are guns, plain and simple. They pose a serious concern for communities around the nation as well as for law enforcement agencies, who are often unable to trace these kits. I am proud that my bill, the Ghost Guns Are Guns Act, is part of this critical legislative gun violence prevention package. I look forward to continuing my work with my colleagues to ensure we implement comprehensive change that would close these loopholes, expand background checks, and improve the overall safety of our communities by making it more difficult for these weapons to fall into the wrong hands.”

Rep. Joe Neguse (CO-2): “Inaction on gun violence is simply not an option. Our communities in Colorado and across the nation have felt the pain and grief of senseless acts of violence far too many times, and these incidents demand a response. The Protecting Our Communities Act combines several common-sense, urgently needed gun violence prevention measures to close existing loopholes, protect our communities and save lives…We’ve lost far too many lives at the hands of mass shootings. We must find the willpower and the urgency to act for our kids and for our future.”

Rep. Mike Quigley (IL-5): “I’m pleased to have worked with my colleagues to introduce a gun reform package aimed at protecting our neighborhoods and ensuring that weapons stay out of the wrong hands. My hope is that these reforms will save lives and prevent further gun violence. I also want to thank my colleagues for including my bill in this package and I look forward to seeing it move through our democratic legislative process.”

Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-5): “Tackling the scourge of gun violence requires that the Administration and Congress work together to keep guns out of the hands of those who may be a danger to themselves or others. That’s why today I’m proud to be an original coauthor of Representative Demings’ Protecting Our Communities Act, an important bill that will crack down on unregulated ghost guns and dangerous concealable assault rifles like the one used in the recent shooting in Boulder, prohibit bump stocks by law and boost the background checks system to notify state and local law enforcement when felons and others prohibited from purchasing a gun try to buy one. This is a critical bill in our work to keep our communities safe and I’m proud to support it as Chairman of the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force.”

Rep. Ted Deutch (FL-22), “It’s been decades since Congress passed any meaningful updates to our gun laws, and existing enforcement regimes are failing to meet the challenges we’re facing today. Law enforcement officers understand these challenges more than most…We have no time to waste to pass focused reforms that can make a real difference in our communities and save lives.”

These names should be remembered in November 2022. They make good sales pitches, but will they be able to keep a single firearm out of the hands of a single criminal? The history of gun control suggests they will not.

There was an additional name in the Demings news release, not a member of Congress but from the gun prohibition lobby. The inclusion of his comment is enough to erase any doubt about where the loyalties of Capitol Hill Democrats lay.

Nick Suplina, Everytown’s Managing Director of Law and Policy, “The common-sense measures in this package address some of the most urgent threats to public safety. Vice Chair Demings has long been a champion for gun safety, from helping lead the House Gun Violence Prevention Taskforce to introducing today’s important legislation.”

Evidently, concerns about missing text are premature. Everytown, the billionaire-backed gun control lobbying group, will supply the wish list.


About Dave Workman

Dave Workman is a senior editor at TheGunMag.com and Liberty Park Press, author of multiple books on the Right to Keep & Bear Arms, and formerly an NRA-certified firearms instructor.

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JoeUSooner

Imagine that… a piece of legislation that is completely empty of text (no words, no ideas, no solutions). Just like the idiot Leftist politicians’ heads!!

jfrich

Do these Idiots Actually Believe the Rubish They Spew out of Their Lying Pie Holes? Many of the Things They are Calling for Already Exist, and the Rest of Them are Pure Fantasy!

nod

Even if it has text not one of those losers will read it. Same as Obama Care.

Arny

I like breaking laws, give me some more. Couldn’t tell you how many times I have been warned. Do you really think I care what laws you pass ? ILLEGITIMATE REPS ALL OF THEM. I didn’t vote for any of them, so go pound sand. No se preocupe si no habla inglés. En un momento viene alguien a explicarle en español.
Don’t worry if you don’t speak English. Someone’s coming in a minute to explain it in Spanish. lol

Last edited 8 months ago by Arny
JSStryker

“I aim to misbehave.”

Neanderthal75

I do miss that series!

I’m currently going through the series ‘The Strain’: many episodes have that same mindset!

Cheers from the oil patch in Central Wyoming

james

Common sense means that no law(s) past, present or future are followed by criminals.

American Patriot

There’s nothing common when it comes to “sense”, the left doesn’t have any!

PMinFl

From now on, when I read something ridiculous (not by you Dave) , I will just comment “The Emperor has no clothes on”.
p/s there’s so much crap out there you’ll all get tired of seeing it.

PMinFl

I hope Demmings runs for governor and gives up her house seat. WIN WIN.
Removed from congress and defeated by DiSantis.

RJL

Call them what they are, Anti-Constitutionalists’=Anti-Americans=Enemies of
the United States of America.
Socialist/Democrat/Marxist/Communists!=Democrats/Republican Rhinos…

Boz

When Dems name a bill, 100% of the time the bill is intended to do exactly the opposite of what the sweet sounding name is.

hoss

What these CRBs (Commie Rat bastards) don’t seem to realize is that when the SHTF They will be remembered along with the other ones.
IF NOT NOW, WHEN?

Jaque

THESE Assholes swore an oath to the Constitution, which as of today still contains the Second Amendment. But their actions are clearly directed against the Constitution. Therefore they are in violation of their oath and should be punished. The Second Amendment is and has been treated by most of Congress and the courts as a mistake, as a relic of the past and unsuitable for modern America. So those in power violate it whenever they can. And for the most part get away with it. The Second Amendment could not be clearer. A seven year old understands its words and… Read more »

KDad

These assholes are very aware that their proposed laws are a violation of our Constitution ! They couldn’t care less ! They know that they are free to trample on our Constitution without fear of being held accountable ! This is because other assholes and idiots elect them and reelect them !!

Degforyou

There needs to be a gathering of we the people into a militia and get these tyranny gov out of our worries. What is it going to take for this to get ur done? Our forefathers would have been back to normal by now.

nod

Come on man, it’s common sense…

*puke*

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Choogie

TURDS ! They are all just TURDS ! No IQ, no Brains, No Nothing. Just TURDS! They just lay there and STINK until they are gone. Nuff Said.

KDad

Unfortunately, they’re not gone soon enough!

nod

If someone doesn’t reform voting laws they aren’t going anywhere. That’s the truth, ask Soros.

Dee

I like some of these political figures and I would probably vote for a few but their potential policies for gun control is fruitless at best. And the fact they use the potential danger to police officers as a mean for gun control is pretty laughable. If anything I would think arming their constituents would be my path forward. I just don’t see any sensible gun laws that I would agree with. Maybe universal background check unless they are up to a 3rd relative (3rd cousin, etc). Not sure any of this could move forward. Maybe eliminating the appeal for… Read more »

Funhunter259

Hey Dee-bag, Rittenhouse is plain and simple self defense. 100% proven on video. Troll somewhere else

Dee

Ammoland you have a bunch of sap suckers on your forum. These individuals below or above have zero patriotism. These individuals are the scum of the earth. The worst. Deplorable at best! Sad that we are at the crossroads but some of us have (only me in this forum) been in this fight our entire lives and we only just beginning. Let’s fight!! Power to the people ✊ Dumb asses!!!

Knute

Because “we just starting! We smart! We not childs. We pass the three grade on only 7th try! That why we speaking so goodly.”
🙂

Last edited 8 months ago by Knute
Country Boy

Patriots stand for the 2nd A as it is written.You do not. There is no “but…..” in the 2nd A.
You’re the one with zero patriotism. And people who think such as yourself is the reason our Founding fathers wrote the 2nd A.
I’ll wear “The Deplorables” label proudly considering who originally spoke it. And it leads me to believe you stand with Hillary Clinton.

Degforyou

U a lying a double s hole. Ur the one needing to get off Ammoland the most. GO SOME OTHER PLACE AND GET LOST, TIRED OF UR BULL!

Dee

Lol…okay but I highly doubt that.

Degforyou

Also, u dirt bag, the church shooter u referring to is the one that stopped another mass church shooting. U need to educate urself like ur demm kin folk.

Mac

This looks like the latest version of Pelosi’s “you have to pass this Bill before you can read it” fiasco.
All of the sponsoring Neanderthal congressmen obviously lack any understanding of the subject they declare themselves experts in. They are even ignorant of the 20K+ laws already governing firearms including who may own them, what kind they may own, how -when and where they may be used, etc etc etc.
Really, we don’t need new gun laws, what we need are new representatives who know what they talk about and focus on areas and issues that truly help their constituents.

Neanderthal75

Ease up on the denigration of my fine people, Neanderthals! We were around for a quarter of a million years before you homo sapiens came along and screwed things up!

So please do not associate the morons feasting Contra natural rights legislation without anything actually in the legislation to one of the finest groups of people to have ever lived on the planet and I would add the most successful to date!

Cheers from the oil patch in Central Wyoming

Rip

None of this matters. Over the last year, Americans have shown what they think about these vague gun laws by buying.every firearm and all the ammo they can get their hands on. It’s not about defending ourselves from each other. It’s about defending ourselves from an overreaching tyrannical government. So good luck politicians, there are more guns in America than citizens. Come and take it.

JoeUSooner

Demings (FL-10): “… common-sense reforms to stop mass shooters, and protect law enforcement officers.” WHICH IT WON’T/CAN’T DO.

DeFazio (OR-04), “Over the past two decades, gun violence tragedies have grown exponentially” OUTRIGHT DAMNED LIE!

Espaillat (NY-13): “… closing loopholes” WHICH IT WON’T/CAN’T DO.

Neguse (CO-2): “… gun violence prevention measures to close existing loopholes” WHICH IT WON’T/CAN’T DO.

Quigley (IL-5): “… gun reform package… protecting our neighborhoods”
WHICH IT WON’T/CAN’T DO.

Anybody seeing a pattern here?

jukk0u

This is a tactic used in the WA state legislature and we call them “Ghost bills”. They are used to introduce legislation into targeted committee agendas after nearly identical legislation is defeated in other committee votes. The creation of the ghost bill ensures that any legislation attached to it will have a chance to be heard in a committee that session (committee to be determined at a later date). e.g. A magazine ban failed to garner enough votes to pass out of a Judiciary committee, so the very same bill, which started its life as a ghost bill filed at… Read more »

CourageousLion

These people are mentally deranged and should be confined to a facitlity for their own safety. If they REALLY BELIEVE that any of their horsecrap “laws” are going to stop ANY of the things they claim they will they are living in an Alice in Wonderland world. Psychopathic control freaks simply want to control us and passing these kinds of “laws” will do nothing to stop bad people from doing bad things. The problem is when the bad people are wearing badges and shooting unarmed women during a protest at places like the capitol. Maybe they need to address THOSE… Read more »

Choogie

One has to have a brain before they can be mentally deranged and you couldn’t find a living Brain if you put all of them in the same skull.

Degforyou

HAHAHAK LOL GOOD ONE I LUV IT!

Arny

They did institutionalize them. What do you think the fence & NG are for ? lol

uncle dudley

What an oxymorron, a congress member using the phrase, common sense, something they have none of.

nrringlee

Here is my counter bill, submitted to the AZ legislature. One word. NO.

Quatermain

There Is No Voting Our Way out Of This….TIVOWOOT.

JPM

Deming’s referral to, “The scandal-ridden NRA…” is the only factual statement from any of these scum sucking anti-America, anti-freedom demagogues. As long as LaPierre continues to suck the life out of the NRA and continue become richer at members’ expense, the sorry, lying, thieving S.O.B. will continue to fuel and give ammo to the anti-2nd Amendment scum and the NRA will continue to do more damage than good.

nrringlee

When you become part of the problem and become a talisman for enemy propaganda your time is done. NRA executive board and BOD qualify. Be gone.

Mac

LaPierre must go. Really, he should go to jail and have the Board members there to keep him company. He is a disgrace to a once great organization.

DonP

From Orlando I would say Demmings can kiss mine, but I wouldn’t give her the pleasure.

Degforyou

I wouldn’t want their lips on my ass, be afraid they’d contaminate my ass.

Montana454Casull

I would like to thank this list of tyrants for exposing themselves for the idiots they all are . They all have zero gun knowledge and like to lie to forward thier anti American , unconstitutional agendas . Sheila Jackson Lee sets the bar as low as possible because she is as stupid as a fence post , infact a fence post has her by 10 IQ points. Her comments on a AR 15 prove she has a zero IQ when it comes to guns . The rest of the idiots on the list must fall in the same category.… Read more »

nrringlee

That which they pass is only gas. Moot at the outset, before the ink is dry. The answer is no. NO.

Roland T. Gunner

Don’ yew be a’badmouthin’ mah fence post over heah!

MrFlyinw

Its a “Circle Back” Bill

Matt in Oklahoma

What was it pelosi said
“You have to pass the bill to find out what’s in it”
This is how they think.

GomeznSA

Matt – there is NO evidence that they ever ‘think’ – they simply emote and spew their ‘feelings’ cuz they have no original thoughts – ever. These ideas are merely a rehash of what the anti gun crowd has been using for over 50 years, nothing new.
BTW – did they ever find val’s issued handgun? Asking for a friend…………..

Darkman

Kinda like double secret probation
https://youtu.be/Y0cF2piwjYQ

Arizona

Sheila is perhaps the most ignorant woman on the planet, and the rest are wanna be tyrants. They can take this bill and shove it where the sun don’t shine, once they finally get the text sent to them by Everytown or whatever gun grabbing lobbying firm is writing it for these illiterate scumbags.

JimmyS

They aren’t ignorant! What the hell is wrong with you?? They are tyrants, traitors, and criminals!

Finnky

said the Shiela is ignorant and the others are tyrants. He is not wrong about that woman. Anyone should be able recognize her “specialness” if they’ve heard her speak for ten seconds.
Don’t understand how such a person gets a single vote in a Texas, much less elected to Congress. Guess she plays to those, like , who sees everything as racism – “she’s black so she’s good”.

Darkman

Why she’s, as they say in Texas: All hat and No cattle. Even if she resembles one.

CourageousLion

I wonder what she uses for self defense. I bet it is a spear. (sorry, I couldn’t help myself! LOL!)
Now you’ve done it Mark! Proving to the world your nothing but a white racist hateful person that picks on innocent black legislatures just because she’s black. Not true…I’ll pick on any IDIOT that acts like her, I don’t care what color, sex, religion, orientation the MORON is. (And you can tell I must be crazy because I talk to myself in posts! That has to be grounds for a red flag!)

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Roland T. Gunner

Water buffalo

Dee

Hoes gonna be Hoes…lol. Stop being such a slut Will. She’s still someone’s mother or sibling. The B world is almost as strong as that N word. If you think I’m wrong go call a woman one in her face!

Dee

See I’ll slap the shit out of you if say that shit to me so I’m pretty sure you’re only twitter Tuff “boy”!! Lol. Go suck a d!ck or sumthang.

Degforyou

That’s ur job Dee, Will wouldn’t want to take ur job from u.

Dee

Finicky…lol…why so finicky?? I wondered that about Cruz, Abbott, and criminal Patrick but somehow these clowns get elected. So I don’t have the answers. But I can tell you I don’t agree with her HR Bill. That surprise you? I hope not. I luv my guns but further I love my country and I love diversity. I hope this clear things up.